The deploy tutorial on <Flask Web Development> has somehow been out-dated. Follow this blog and you will know the differences.
Sign up for Heroku
Visit Heroku website and create your own heroku account. Try not to forget your password immediately.
Install Heroku Toolbelt
Download Heroku toolbelt and install it as guided.
After installing heroku toolbelt properly, open your terminal.
$ heroku login Enter your Heroku credentials. Email: <your-email-address> Password (typing will be hidden): <your-password> Uploading ssh public key .../id_rsa.pub
Enter your email address and password, and you are logged in. Btw, the
login command will automatically (create and) upload your SSH public key.
Create an app
$ heroku create <appname> Creating <appname>... done, stack is cedar http://<appname>.herokuapp.com/ | firstname.lastname@example.org:<appname>.git Git remote heroku added
There’s little to talk about at this step. just try to think of a fascinating name for your own app, and it should always inlude only lower case letters. (Try not to and you’ll get an error just as I did.)
Now you have a domain and a remote git repository. Will use them later.
Now this is (seemingly?) the only different step from the tutorial in <Flask Web Development>.
$ heroku addons:add heroku-postgresql:hobby-dev Creating heroku-postgresql:hobby-dev on ⬢ <appname>... free Database has been created and is available ! This database is empty. If upgrading, you can transfer ! data from another database with pg:copy Created postgresql-lively-71535 as DATABASE_URL Use heroku addons:docs heroku-postgresql to view documentation
Now the environment variable
DATABASE_URL has saved the URL for the database. And this is the end of configuring database :)
Set environment variables
Now you may tell me there are a few things you don’t want to put in your codes cause they are so important. So let’s save them in Heroku’s environment. And this is the usual format:
$ heroku config:set <ENV-VAR-NAME>=<value>
As for me I set:
$ heroku config:set <appname>_CONFIG=heroku Setting <appname>_CONFIG and restarting ⬢ <appname>... done, v4 <appname>_CONFIG: heroku $ heroku config:set MAIL_USERNAME=<mymailusername> Setting MAIL_USERNAME and restarting ⬢ <appname>... done, v5 MAIL_USERNAME: <mymailusername> heroku config:set MAIL_PASSWORD=<mymailpassword> Setting MAIL_PASSWORD and restarting ⬢ <appname>... done, v6 MAIL_PASSWORD: <mymailpassword>
Run produce environment web server
Hekoru doesn’t provide a produce server, so we have to supply our own.
(venv) $ pip install gunicorn
Just put all the requirements in your project’s root in a file named
Another file to add, at root, named
web: gunicorn manage:app
Now there’s one more part which I’m not gonna talk about in this blog since it depends on your code:
- Use Flask-SSLify to initial safe HTTP
Please try to work through this (or read chapter 17.4.3 in <Flask Web Development>) before continuing.
Implement your deploy
$ git push heroku master
$ heroku run python manage.py deploy
deploy is a command declared in
manage.py aiming to upgrade database.
# ... @manager.command def deploy(): """Run deployment tasks.""" from flask_migrate import upgrade # migrate database to latest revision upgrade() # ...
$ heroku restart
And you’re ready to go!